Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2640

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC)

Look for it on shell middens, shell mounds, shelly sand dunes, brackish marshes, maritime sand spits, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Lycium carolinianum   FAMILY Solanaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycium carolinianum var. carolinianum   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-01-001:
Lycium carolinianum   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Christmas-berry, Carolina Matrimony-vine